UKMC Server


Operations Note:

Gamers; It is with a heavy heart that I announce the closing of the University of Kentucky Minecraft Server. Unfortunately the way in which the server is paid for has changed and interest is at a low. There is always a chance that the server may come back around if enough interest is shown in a server again. This discord will remain online as a place to still chat about Minecraft in general even if there is not a server behind it. We really do appreciate everyone's enthusiasm about the project over the course of the last two years and the people who have contributed towards it. Your creations on the server are going to be uploaded to a cloud archive for anyone to download and explore as to not completely just delete your hard work. It has been an incredible journey seeing how far this has come and seeing people come and go to enjoy it for themselves. On that note I have created an exit video for you all to watch! Thank you all again!


The Official University of Kentucky Minecraft Server is a Lexington based community Minecraft Server focused mainly on Survival, Creative, and Minigames. We also preserve old worlds in a ‘Legacy state’ so none of your hard work disappears over the years. There are various other ways to play on UKMC but these are the main ones. UKMC also supports Minecraft: Bedrock Edition.

UKMC has a wide variety of plugins ranging from land claiming and security, to creative plots and support for other editions of Minecraft. The most notable plugins UKMC has are; The EssentialsX Suite, GriefPrevention, Geyser-MC, Spartan Anti-Cheat, and PlotSquared creative plots.


Enter this IP into the Minecraft multiplayer screen

Bedrock users keep the default port (19132)



Enhanced Survival

We refer to our Survival world as an ‘Enhanced Survival Experience’. This is because our server is not pure vanilla and has several plugins for ease of use that do not affect gameplay at its core. This includes plugins like the EssentialsX Suite or GriefPrevention land claiming. The server also features the interactive map plugin, dynmap. This is primarily used for Survival however you can see the creative world and all Survival worlds prior to the current one.

Creative Plots

Our Creative world is a Creative Plots world. What this means is that the entire flatland world is divided up in infinite 64x64 squares or ‘plots’. Players can claim these plots and build in them and only users in which that player has trusted can modify or change things about the plots or builds within them.


The Minigames we have on our server are just a port of a Jaxiom Creations team map called Minigame Madness. Minigame Madness offers 12 different reusable command block based minigames that range from PVP last person standing games to team objective games. When playing these games the main server will forward you to a smaller subserver as to not interfere with the Survival and Creative gameplay.

Legacy Worlds

Legacy Status is essentially when we retire a Survival world and lock it to adventure mode when a major Minecraft update comes out. We typically retire each Survival world once a year when Minecraft gets an update but on occasion we will create what we call a ‘buffer world’. A ‘buffer world’ is when Minecraft has not received a major update in a long time and an update is not immediately on the horizon but players are wanting a new world. This world will be created on the same version as the world prior to it just so players can continue to use the server. When the buffer world is created the Survival world before it will be set to legacy status. When a world enters legacy status it is permanently locked to adventure mode as to preserve all original builds. Special permissions are also added that allow the players to enter spectator mode when in these worlds to visit old locations easier. All legacy worlds continue to be available for viewing on the dynmap.

Dynmap is a plugin installed to the Enhanced Survival Server. You may view the map by visiting this link


For when you’re not playing on the server but still want to interact with the community, UKMC does have a discord to join. To participate you do have do complete a reaction verification under #rules to acknowledge that you have read and seen them. In summary the rules come out to “Be respectful and don’t be offensive”. We are very proud of our server and we would like to keep the community non-toxic.

Hosting Services

The main UKMC Server is hosted on McProHosting's network. This server runs all day every day 24/7.